So Liverpool has just had it's first BarCamp, it didn't quite make the 200 attendees we were hoping for but it went great, I think 200 would have been too big anyway, it's much better when it's smaller and cosier. Maybe I'm biased since it's my home city, and it was great being able to go home to my own bed but everyone seemed to have had a great weekend.
It was good to have a chance to chat to Adrian about Ardunio since I'm going to get one for Chistmas :) Looking forward to having a play with it now. John was there representing OSM again, if you're into geodata or care about information that should be free then have a look at the OSM project.
As with every BarCamp, no matter what sessions I go to and enjoy there always seem to be more that I miss, Phils talk on how to give talks seemed to go down well and I probably could have done with seeing it and on Sunday there was a talk on Sex that seemed quite popular!
The Saturday night party kicked of with the Bitchin' Pitches sessions, which Adrian won with his power usage logging, then it ended with everone dancing around to D&B thanks to the endless flowing beer from Microsoft, we didn't even manage to drink it all! Thanks Steve :)
Waking up with a hangover on Sunday morning I suddenly remembered I had a multitouch screen I'd built stashed in the back of the wardrobe. So I set that up on Sunday afternoon and had a little crowd around it, I was surprised how well it worked!
After the talks someone suggested a big game of werewolf, as soon as we got going it was clear we were going to be there for some time, me and Phil had to leave during the game. I can't believe he was a werewolf! He was sat right next to me and I didn't have a clue! He is now a werewolf convert though, as is Chris, so about a Liverpool werewolf group?
Thanks to Katie and the organisers for all their hard work, and the sponsors for making it possible, and all the speakers that made it a conference worth going to!